LowellArts! announces a Call for Entries to the 30th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition. The competition is open to all visual art media by artists, 18 years and older, who currently reside in one of the following Lower Michigan Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.

This year's distinguished juror is Caitlín Doherty, Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum MSU. A total of $2,000 in cash awards will be presented in five categories.

Only original artwork completed within the past two years is eligible. Ineligible work includes artwork previously exhibited at LowellArts! or previously accepted into the West Michigan Regional Competition. Artists may submit 1 piece to be juried with a non-refundable entry fee of $30, or $20 for LowellArts! Members and Students. Proceeds of fees help fund prizes and the on-going programs and services of LowellArts!.


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Entries must be hand-delivered or shipped to LowellArts!, 149 S. Hudson, PO Box 53, Lowell, MI 49331. Artwork drop off dates and times are: Wednesday through Friday, February 24, 25, and 26, 10am-6pm and Saturday, February 27, 11am-4pm.

The selected entries will be on display at LowellArts! March 4 - April 16. Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 1-4pm. A meet-the-artists reception and presentation of awards is scheduled for Thursday, March 10 from 6-8pm.

For more information, contact LowellArts! 897-8545 or visit www.lowellartsmi.org. To acquire images, please contact: Janet Teunis, Project Director, at 616-897-8545 orjanet@lowellartsmi.org.